Our crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to support this project has hit its target and we are grateful to everyone who supported us.  

We are working with Wallsend Local History Society and Haltwhistle Film Project to develop palns to create the documentary bearing in mind the recent government annWartime Escapeouncement of the easing of Covid restrictions in the months ahead.  As part of this project we have also secured funding from Community Rail Network and CrossCountry Trains and this will be used to provide a storyboard at Newcastle Station, some signage at Haltwhistle and a specially written song to feature in the film.

Further updates will be provided in due course.

Network Rail are to carry out maintenance work to the footbridge at Haltwhistle Station from 1 March to 24 May 2021. 

As a result the footbridge will be closed and access to between the two platforms will be available using the following route:


pedestrian route

The current timetable for the Tyne Valley Railway is available on Northern's website.  Please note that a temporary timetable is in operation in response to the current Covid lockdown. Please check online times before travelling.

Engineering work will impact on rail services along the Tyne Valley Railway on various Sundays starting on 28 February and during March.  Rail replacement bus services will operate:-

Sunday, 28 February - Carlisle to/from Haltwhistle.  Trains will operate Haltwhistle to/from Newcastle.

Timetable for 28 February can be seen here

Links to the timetables for the Sundays in March will be available in due course.


Friends of Blaydon Station received a major boost recently when they discovered they had been nominated for, and been given, the Angel Award, which was presented to them by the MP for Blaydon, Liz Twist.